Executive Board
Board Discussions
on Panama:

May 23, 2016
June 10, 2015
May 9, 2014
January 25, 2013
February 22, 2012

Article IV Staff Reports

Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 5.8 6.1
Consumer Prices 2 2.3
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
Please refer to more recent Press Release/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

Panama: Financial Position in the Fund

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Panama and the IMF
Updated July 14, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
May 10, 2016 -- IMF Survey : The Role of Law in Financial Stability
An upcoming IMF conference will examine the role that the law plays in contributing to financial stability, and the need to empower regulators and enhance transparency and accountability in the financial sector.
March 28, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Panama: Growth to Remain Buoyant
With average annual growth rates of 8.5 percent, Panama’s per capita GDP has more than doubled over the past decade. This impressive growth performance has been driven by a steady rise in public and private investment in a stable economic environment buttressed by prudent policies.
July 18, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Central America Fares Well Despite Global Uncertainty
While domestic activity in Central America has been relatively strong despite the slow U.S. economic recovery and negative external shocks, the region faces considerable challenges for the period ahead.
July 22, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Central America Grapples with Policy Responses to Global Risks
Economic growth in Central America—home to approximately 40 million people—is expected to be about 4 percent in 2011, but rising energy prices and the tepid recovery in the United States are creating a challenging environment for the region’s policymakers.
June 24, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Opens Central American Technical Assistance Center
The IMF, building on a successful model for transferring economic skills and best practices, opened a new technical assistance center in Central America on June 24, the seventh set up by the Fund around the world to train central bankers, economic officials, and others.